USN-3624-2: Patch vulnerabilities

16 April 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Patch.

Releases

Packages

  • patch - Apply a diff file to an original

Details

USN-3624-1 fixed a vulnerability in Patch. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Patch incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker
could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-10713)

It was discovered that Patch incorrectly handled certain input validation. An
attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1000156)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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